Thinking of Going Geothermal?

Heating and cooling your home through the power of the underground is getting to be more and more popular for homeowners. Underground, you ask? Yes, you heard correctly! Geothermal is the process of drawing energy from underground in order to heat or cool an area. Today, the amount of geothermal energy users has well surpassed one million in America. Even though going geothermal tends to require less maintenance than furnaces and air conditioning units, it’s not necessarily something to jump right into.

Here are some important things to consider when deciding to go geothermal:

  • Proper Installation: Make sure that your geothermal system is installed by a qualified HVAC technician. This installation by far exceeds the regular HVAC installation and will need to be done by a company that is particularly knowledgeable in the outdoor components required to provide you with a fully functioning system. If installed properly, you will experience very little necessary maintenance.
  • Debris Damage: When maintenance does need to be done to your geothermal system it often times includes clearing dirt and other debris from the heat exchanger, blower or sometimes even both.
  • Antifreeze: Underground in your system antifreeze or a mixture of both water and antifreeze circulates throughout the loops to help absorb thermal energy. In order to keep your system running top notch, the levels of antifreeze must be checked to make sure your system is running properly.
  • Piping: You have two choices when it comes to piping your underground system: cooper or plastic. Whatever type you have running underground should not require maintenance. However, technicians do have the ability to check your pipes to make sure there is no leaking.

If you’re in need of your spring/summer HVAC maintenance check, call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7. You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

How Much Do You Know About Your Air Conditioner?

Many of us don’t know the first thing when it comes to heating and air conditioning our homes.  We do however, know how a telephone works and usually call up the HVAC experts when trouble arises. Homeowners in Fort Wayne, Indiana call up Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning because they’re a trusted company that has been around for 34 years.

With the hot summer months approaching, have you had your air conditioner inspected to ensure the adequate amount of cooling and safety in your home? Take a look at these five air-conditioning myths that were busted by the experts at Poorman’s!

  • How do I know the best size system for my home?

Poorman’s will conduct a full energy analysis of your home.  There are several things to consider when putting in a new system.  We consider window size, ductwork, the age of your home, etc.  This helps us to determine the proper size equipment to properly cool your home.

  • Do I need to replace my air conditioner and furnace at the same time?

Think of your furnace and your air conditioner as brothers.  They’re apart of a family, and prefer sticking together.  Your system will work better and more efficiently if both components match.  Mismatched systems have a tendency to diminish performance due to the mixing of new and old technology.

  • What’s the difference between a limited warranty and an extended warranty?

A limited warranty is the warranty that goes along with your system when it leaves the factory.  It usually only covers your products for a limited amount of time.  Extended warranties can often times be purchased at the same time as your system and cover all parts and labor.

  • What if my family has allergies?

An electronic air cleaner is several times more effective than a standard throwaway filter in removing allergens from your home. Particles such as pollen, dust,  smoke, animal hair prevent your indoor air from being as healthy as it should be. An electronic air cleaner with a washable electronic cell can be up to 99% effective at removing these airborne particles. Ask us about this option today!

  • I’m worried about my energy costs, how can I control them?

Purchasing a high efficient variable speed system.  This lets your system differ in speeds depending on the requirements of heating and cooling in your home.  Efficiency ratings do in fact matter, especially if you’re a believer in the most energy efficient products available.  You can also check to see if this energy efficient product is eligible for a tax credit!

The summer season is supposed to be full of barbecues and picnics, not broken air conditioners and headaches. Call Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning!

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